Mississippi State is a highly rated public university located in Mississippi. It is a large institution with an enrollment of 16,695 undergraduate students. Admissions is fairly competitive as the Mississippi State acceptance rate is 56%. Popular majors include Liberal Arts and Humanities, Kinesiology and Exercise Science, and Business Administration and Management. Graduating 60% of students, Mississippi State alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $32,200.
NCAA Division I-FBS
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- of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.125 responses
- of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.136 responses
- of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.136 responses
Most Popular Majors
Liberal Arts and Humanities268 Graduates
Kinesiology and Exercise Science264 Graduates
Business Administration and Management206 Graduates
Elementary Education139 Graduates
Mechanical Engineering132 Graduates
Undergrads Over 25
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Freshmen Live On-Campus
- of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.155 responses
- of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.184 responses
Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
- of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.95 responses
Mississippi State University Reviews
Mississippi State is truly a place that embodies community, cooperation, and a feeling of having a family with all of your fellow peers and professors. There are so many opportunities at Mississippi State whether you want to write or research or shadow, there is a place for you! Everyone fits in well, and whether it's thousands of people cheering on the Dawgs in Davis Wade on game day or whether it is just a few of your closest friends eating lunch together on the drill field, there is a comfortable feeling of knowing you belong there. The involvement with people on campus ranging from philanthropic activities to Greek life to academic pursuits is absolutely astonishing. I can't think of anywhere better to attend higher education.
Mississippi State University is such a wonderful college choice, for so many reasons. Prior to coming here, I was highly indecisive between Mississippi State and Ole Miss. After my first visit to MSU, I was completely in love with the academics, campus, and town! I will forever be a huge proponent for MSU, and everything that it has have to offer. MSU has offered me so much just in the two semesters I have been here. I am majoring in Kinesiology, and every single of one the professors in this department are so helpful, and truly want to watch each student succeed. The professors in this department are particularly wonderful in assisting their students to get into grad school. Additionally, I have had a number of ways to get involved and volunteer for different organizations. I love seeing the diversity here at MSU, and at the same time realizing that we are all here for one goal, and that is being taught to be well-rounded professionals for “the real world”.
I absolutely love State! I am a current student expecting to graduate December 2019. I am Biological Science major. State has some of the best college professors you could ever imagine having. A lot of them are so laid back and considerate, but they also stress the importance of what is being taught and how it will contribute to our lives in some type of way. The environment on campus is very loving and welcoming. I love the diversity and the different cultural backgrounds amongst the people. I also work out a lot so I can honestly say I feel very safe on this campus.